HolidayLightsRides

The When:

Monday, December 19th, 2016;  7pm

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

This year both a short ride (4-5 miles) and a “little longer” ride (8-10 miles) will take place through Ypsi residential neighborhoods to view Christmas light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (Norris and Forest in Ypsi). All riders should have working front and rear lights.

 

Ride leader is Bob at 734-487-9058 or wolverbob@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 7pm
Arbor Brewing Company, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti

 

Lets go for a spooky ride on the Border To Border Trail though some dark wooded sections! Headlight and rear light required. Ride will take around 45 minutes at a casual pace, and mostly using off-road paved paths but some street riding. Costumes not required but encouraged. Post ride socializing at Arbor Brewing Company.

 

Questions? Contact Bob at 734-487-9058 or wolverbob@gmail.com

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Join us for a ride out to Plymouth Orchard for cider and donuts. We will be traversing mostly dirt roads. The route is about 18 miles round trip.
As with all our events, we encourage helmet use. Helmets mandatory for riders under 16 in the state of Michigan. Minors should be riding with an adult who will stay with them for the entire ride.

 

This ride will be largely self-supporting, though we intend to ride in groups. Please be sure your bike is in good working order before you come out and be prepared with a phone, money, and a flat changing kit.

 

When:

Sunday, Oct 30, 1:00pm

Where:

Leaves from Corner Brewery parking lot – 720 Norris, Ypsilanti, MI

How:

via a trinity of magics – pedalling of the bicycle, drinking of the cider, and eating of the donuts

Why:

because donuts.  let’s not overthink this.

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Oct 9, 2016

1:00 pm

 

A little simpler this year, and back to basics – 2 routes: one dirt roads, one paved roads.

 

Paved roads: 28.5 miles.
Dirt roads: 21 miles.

 

Leaves from Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery), returns there at the end. Feel free to stay for socializing afterward if you like – it’s highly likely there will be folks hanging around afterwards in the beer garden.

 

Rides launch at 1pm from Arbor Brewing Microbrewery. Come earlier to sign in and get yourself set up.

 

As with all our rides, helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone, and mandatory for riders under 16 (state law, people). Any minors who join us must ride with a parent or guardian.

 

Note: this is a longer paved route than usual for a “main route”. We’ll break into groups – faster will be 15-16mph average. Expect to ride for 1.75 -3 hours depending on your group’s pace.

 

Taco Tour is at capacity and registration is CLOSED… we’re full, complete, stuffed, sated… whatever you want to call it.

 

200 riders is where we gotta call it and say “no mas”.

 

As of Tuesday night, if you already got in contact with Taco Tom, and sent your check in, and been received by now, you’re good.

 

If not, then we’re sorry, but begging will do you no good… there’s only so many that TT9 can handle.

 

For those 200… see y’all on Sunday.  Looks like it will be perfect – 72 and sunny, bikes and tacos.

 

tacotour2015_imageAt Midsummer, thoughts turn to the last event of the season, the last bike ride of Summer.

 

Yes, it is again time for Taco Tour, the wheel turning, taco eating event held the last weekend before Fall.

 

This year marks edition nine, to be known as Taco Tour Nueve. Three different rides can be had, each of differing lengths and taco count.

 

Sunday, September 11, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arbor Brewing Company
720 Norris Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

 

 

 

The Rides:

 

Taco Tour Townie– 5-6 miles, 3 tacos, one beverage at the Corner, a commemorative pint glass, plus other extras. $18 per rider. Kids can tag along without registering. To feed and keep them happy extra taco tokens can be added for $2 each.

 

Taco Tour Traditional – 15-17 miles, 6 tacos, one beverage at the Corner, commemorative pint glass and extras. $25 per rider. Additional taco tokens for the hungry rider at $2 each.

 

Taco Tour Torture – 30+ miles, 9 tacos, one beverage at the Corner, a commemorative pint glass plus extras. $30 per rider. Should you desire even more fuel for the ride, additional taco tokens are $2 per.

 

We will be stopping at many favorite taquerias, and will include some new ones as well. As usual, tacos can be had to satisfy omnivores and herbivores alike.

 

Taco Tour t-shirts will be available at the end of the ride for $15 each. A limited number will be available. If you register early, and indicate size, one can be held just for you.

 

Registration, as per custom, snail mail and check, personal or cashier, sent to:

Tom Lennon (aka Taco Tom)

UPDATE: registration filling up – we’re at 150+. Email Taco Tom (see below) to see if there’s any space left for you. (It might help to beg him at this point)Include with your check:

  • names of riders
  • meat or veggie option
  • ride (Town, Traditional, Torture)
  • number of extra taco tokens if desired
  • shirt size if desired. S, M, L, XL, XXL. Unisex or S, M, L women’s cut

 

Note that extra tokens can be had from group ride guide also.

 

Questions?? email can be sent to <tom (at) tacotom (dot) net>

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Now in it’s 8th year, and always the first Sunday in May, a fun way to officially welcome the summer riding season.

 

The 2016 Spring Ride will include a 15 mile ride exploring the roads and routes in the city of Ypsilanti, a 30 mile ride and a 40 mile ride for those wishing to challenge themselves, and see the surrounding areas. There is also a short family ride around the neighborhood for the small humans. All rides with have Bike Ypsi guides, as well as a support vehicle, and will focus on promoting safe, smart, fun riding.

 

There will be local bike shops on hand to perform maintenance before and after the ride to ensure that your bike is ready for the roads.

 

And, as always, the ride will be followed by a cookout with food provided for the cyclists by local companies and festivities galore.

 

Sign up and Join us May 1st, 2016!

 

Recreation Park
1015 North Congress
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Check-in for the 15, 30, and 40-mile rides begins at 9:00am.  Family Ride check-in begins at 10:00am.

 

Ride departure times:

Noon — lunch, games, and bike-related shenanigans!

 

Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders and mandatory (state law) for all riders under 16. All minors must be accompanied on any ride by a parent/guardian.

 

We also recommend you bring:

  • sun block
  • sun glasses
  • ride snack
  • water bottle
  • flat repair kit

HolidayLightsRides

The When:

Thursday, December 17th, 2015;  7pm

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

Options for a short ride (4-5 miles) and a little longer ride (8-10 miles) will take place through Ypsi residential neighborhoods to view Christmas light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (Norris and Forest in Ypsi). All riders should have working front and rear lights. Ride leader is Bob at 734-487-9058 or wolverbob@gmail.com.

NewYearsRide

The When:

Friday, January 1, 2016
12:30am (yes… 30 minutes after midnight!)

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

Start the year off right by riding in the first hour of the New Year! Ride leaves promptly at 12:30am as it will be too cold to wait around. Ride on low traffic residential streets. Lights (front and rear) mandatory. Ride will be around 6 miles long and take around 30-45 minutes. The start location is The Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery so people can warm up inside before the ride starts (and participate in ABC’s New Year’s Eve party). Ride leader is Bob at 734-649-6283 or wolverbob@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 7pm
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti
 
Lets go for a spooky ride on the Border To Border Trail though some dark wooded sections! Headlight and rear light required. Ride will take around 45 minutes at a casual pace, and mostly using off-road paved paths but some street riding. Costumes not required but encouraged. Post ride socializing at the Corner Brewery.
 
Questions? Contact Bob at 734-487-9058 or wolverbob@gmail.com

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For all Bike Ypsi members in good standing… (“good standing” meaning the basic membership requirements: Sign Up, Show Up, Do Something.)

 

We’ll be having a General Meeting in January to discuss Bike Ypsi business of the yearly, and long-view variety.  Over the past years some things have changed, and some have stayed the same. It’s good to have the chance to take a look around and see where we’re at.

 

– Not an event planning session, but events surely will be discussed.

– Not an organizational structure meeting, but organizational structure surely will be discussed.

– Not too long, but not too short.

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

10:00 am

Location is Ladies’ Literary Club, 218 North Washington Street

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A seasonal favorite returns again in 2015: Cider and Donuts.
  • 25-mile roundtrip ride to Obstbaum Orchards, and a luxurious stop at the orchard for treats.
  • Out-and-back route, so we’ll roll out together as a group at 1pm,
  • Return as you like, at whatever pace or grouping appeals to you and your (potentially) cider-and-donut-filled belly.
  • Bring $ for treats at the orchard (and bags, if you plan to haul some home).
As always, with Bike Ypsi rides:
  • Helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone.
  • Helmets are required for riders under 16, including kids in trailers.
  • Minors should have an adult riding with them at all times.

This is a self-supported ride with no sag, so pump your tires up at home, bring water and, ideally, have a patch kit with you.

The route is 99% paved (the last 1/8 mile to the orchard is a dirt road, but smooth and totally road-bike-able)

We’ll ride rain or shine (within reason)